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Meaning and Name Origin

Santiago \s(a)-ntia-go, san-tiago\ as a boys' name is pronounced sahn-tee-AH-go. It is of Spanish origin, and the meaning of Santiago is "Saint James". A blended form of Saint Diego; Diego is a Spanish form of James. James the Greater (of the two apostles by that name) is the patron saint of Spain.


Santiago has 5 variants: Sandiago, Sandiego, Santeago, Santiaco and Santigo.

For more information, see also the related boy name Iago.

Santiago has 29 more related forms via Diego, James: Dago, Diego, Diogo, Giacomo, Hamish, Iago, Jacob, Jacques, Jago, Jagu, Jaime, Jaimey, Jaimie, Jame, Jameson, Jamey, Jamie, Jamison, Jascha, Jayme, Jaymes, Jaymie, Jem, Jemmy, Jim, Jimbo, Jimmie, Jimmy and Seamus.


Santiago is a very prominent first name for men (#450 out of 1220, Top 37%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#308 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Santiago for boys. Santiago reached its apex position of #115 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Santiago name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Santiago outside U.S.

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Santiago and corresponding names. Popular related forms of Santiago (#115 in 2014) rated in the Top 1000 are Jacob (#4 in 2014), James (#9), Diego (#129), Jameson (#159), Jamison (#440), Jaime (#468), Jimmy (#523), Jamie (#786), Seamus (#900), Jimmie, Jim, Jamey, Hamish, Jacques, Jame and Jayme. Usage of these boy names was at its apex during 1970-1979 and is somewhat lower today, with the versions Jamie, Jimmie, Jim, Jacques and Jamey falling out of style. The trendier boy names in this list are Jameson (#159), Jamison (#440), Santiago (#115), Jacob (#4) and Diego (#129), with Diego, Jacob and Santiago enjoying a resurgence in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Diego, Jacob, Jacques, Jaime, Jame, James, Jameson, Jamey, Jamie, Jamison in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jayme, Jim, Jimmie, Jimmy, Santiago, Seamus in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hamish, Jacob, James, Jamie, Jimmy, Seamus outside U.S.